Arts & Culture

The Salt
5:33 pm
Fri October 11, 2013

Shutdown Leaves Some Seniors Worried About Their Next Meal

Seniors around the country depend on weekly deliveries of nutritionally balanced food from the USDA's supplemental nutrition program.
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Originally published on Fri October 11, 2013 6:27 pm

You've no doubt heard of Senior Meals on Wheels preparing hot meals delivered to the elderly. But there's a different meal program that's been put on hold because of the partial government shutdown. It's the USDA's Commodity Supplemental Food Program.

In Michigan's western Kent County alone, more than 1,300 low-income seniors depend on the program. For them, it's a nutrition lifeline: They can't just go to a food pantry for similar assistance.

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Movie Interviews
4:56 pm
Fri October 11, 2013

'The Square' Tightens Lens On Egypt's Revolution

Ahmed Hassan is the leader of the group of young Egyptian revolutionaries at the center of The Square.
Noujaim Films

Originally published on Fri October 11, 2013 9:56 pm

The new documentary The Square — set in Cairo's Tahrir Square — is a gripping, visceral portrait of the 2011 Egyptian revolution and its tumultuous aftermath.

The film puts the audience directly in the middle of the protests, and follows the lives of several young revolutionaries over the two and half years since. It charts their journey from the early euphoria of victory to the depths of despair as those victories unravel amid violent clashes and profound political confrontations among the secular revolutionaries, the Muslim Brotherhood and the military.

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Arts & Culture
4:55 pm
Fri October 11, 2013

Is the Bucks' Fan Outreach Working?

The Milwaukee Bucks are making an effort to build team loyalty among its fan base.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews sports contributor Howie Magner.

The controversy continues surrounding calls for a new basketball arena in downtown Milwaukee.

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Arts & Culture
4:54 pm
Fri October 11, 2013

Remembering "Handy" Andy Pafko, Former Milwaukee Brave

Andy Pafko's 1955 Bowman Gum baseball card
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews former Milwaukee Brave Andy Pafko. He died this week at 92.

Former Milwaukee Brave Andy Pafko has died. 

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Arts & Culture
4:25 pm
Fri October 11, 2013

3 Films to See This Weekend

The film "The Patience Stone," which opens tonight, takes place in a country in the middle of war.
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Lake Effect's Dan Harmon interviews film critic Dave Luhrssen.

You could say that George Clooney and Sandra Bullock’s new space-based film has a sort of gravitational pull.

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